Two Jefferson County men housed in the Liberty County jail are on the run after escaping in the early morning hours of Aug. 20.

Information from Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 44-year-old Clay Sterling Harvey, of Nederland, and 28-year-old Chance Marshall Hunt, of Beaumont, went missing between 4 and 6:15 a.m. During an inspection of the jail faclility, jailers discovered a fence on the east side of the jail perimeter had been cut open. Liberty County investigators believe this was the escape route of the two missing inmates.

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The Liberty County Sheriff's Office reported that at about 11:45 p.m., Sunday evening, Aug. 18, deputies responded to a 911 call reporting two men were found laying in the roadway of CR 428 in South Liberty County after gunshots were heard. 

The victims were identified as 20-year-old Christopher Allen Wells and 24-year-old Quintin Lee Brown, both of Dayton, were riding their bicycles in the area when a dark-colored truck, pulled alongside them. 

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Beaumont police officers were called to a shooting on Aug. 17 at about 5:45 p.m. in the area of Dowlen Road and Eastex. Officers quickly arrived and discovered a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim was identified as Jesse Angel Rodriguez, 20, of Beaumont.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a disturbance had take place inside CiCi's restaurant prior to the shooting. The victim was shot while driving, just after leaving the parking lot.

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On Aug. 18, at about 8:15 p.m., officers with the Port Arthur Police Department were dispatched to a theft that had taken place at 1201 Seventh St. Officers obtained a description of the suspect and located a man fitting the description nearby. 

It was found that the victim had been assaulted during a purse snatching. The suspect was arrested and booked for robbery. The man's identity has not been released as of publication and the incident was under investigation by PAPD's Criminal Investigations Division. 

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Aug. 14, at about 10:15 a.m. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the 17000 block Burrell Wingate Road in reference to a burglary that had just taken place.

The caller informed dispatchers that upon his arrival home, he noticed a suspicious truck in his driveway with several of his belongings in the bed of the truck. Two suspects quickly sped away from the scene and the homeowner followed as he contacted 911 and was able to provide them with location updates. A nearby JCSO deputy intercepted the suspect vehicle and followed them to a dead-end road.

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